Step back in time and experience the way people traveled over 50 years ago. Steam train travel is far more cinematic than the high-speed commuter trains of today. The leather seats, wooden carriages, open windows and smell of steam make you feel as though you were a romantic traveler in a bygone era. Passengers will appreciate the elegance of a traditional steam train experience.
Take the steam train experience at these railways which are just a short drive from our Best Western NZ.
Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway
Held every first Sunday and selected Saturdays each month, take a ride on the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway. Book a vintage train in one of the heritage coaches between Swanbank Station and Bundamba Racecourse.
Indulge in a picnic lunch or a barbecue just a few minutes away from Swanbank Station. Make it a family day and enjoy a barbecue.
Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway is located at Ipswich Turf Club, TL Cooney Avenue, Bundamba Queensland 4304; and Swanbank Station, Swanbank Coal Road, Swanbank Queensland 4306.
Rosewood Railway Museum
Take a ride on a newly restored c17 Locomotive #17. Held every last Sunday of each month, you can take the Ipswich/Rosewood train from Brisbane Central. At Rosewood, exit station, turn right; walk 400m east to Museum Junction. Tarff includes free bus connection from Rail Motor to Steam Train (and back).
Rosewood Railway Museum is located at Kunkala Station, Freeman Road, Ashwell QLD 4340; and Cabanda Station, Rosemount Lane, Tallegalla QLD 4340.
Grandchester Model Live Steam Association
Take a trip back in time and ride locomotives which are scaled down versions of actual coal burning steam engines. The locomotives run on over 500m of track.
Spend a relaxing day with your family. There are shady picnic areas where you can indulge in a fun picnic. Light refreshments and souvenirs are available for purchase.
The opening hours are from 10am until 3pm on the first Sunday of each month.
Grandchester Model Live Steam Association is located at 2 Ipswich Street, Grandchester QLD 4340.
To learn more about Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway, go to www.qpsr.net
To find out about Rosewood Railway Museum, visit www.arhs-qld.org.au
To learn about Grandchester Model Live Steam Association, go to www.gmlsa.com.au
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